Music of David Hurd and Margaret Bonds

The Music of David Hurd and Margaret Bonds

Music of David Hurd and Margaret Bonds
February 24, 2023, 7:30 pm
Jack Anthony Pott, conductor
Belding Theater, The Bushnell
Hartford, CT

Soloists: Jolie Rocke and Marques Jerrell Ruff

Featuring members of the Harlem Chamber Players and members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Hartford Chorale celebrates the music of noted African-American composers David Hurd and Margaret Bonds. The concert includes the Connecticut premiere of David Hurd’s In Honor Of Martin and Margaret Bonds’ Credo, with text by W.E.B. Du Bois. Long overlooked by music historians and publishers because of her gender and skin color, the music of Margaret Bonds is a powerful glimpse into one of the most important Black composers of the 20th century.

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Montgomery Variations and Credo, by Margaret Bonds

Hartford Chorale’s The Music of David Hurd and Margaret Bonds Concert is Available to Stream Online!

Hartford Chorale is most grateful for the generosity of Fairview Capital, without whose support the video for this concert would not have been made possible.

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